The leadership program where Scrum Masters expand their servant leadership capabilities, unlocking their power to grow thriving teams and create thriving futures.
Enroll in my 8-week group leadership program.
You will learn how to create more transparency and integrate all of your wisdom to navigate the choices and stances of a Scrum Master, so you can support both the human experiences of and the valuable outcomes created by your team and everyone around you.
You experience that big a-ha where a deeper understanding of servant leadership emerges, and you can start making the inner shifts necessary to create the outer impact you want to have.
You feel proud of the impact you have on others and the future you are influencing. You leave the people and teams you work with happier, more confident, and more resilient.
You carry this experience with you beyond the program and keep reaching deeper levels of understanding of your leadership - for your Scrum Teams but also in all areas of your life.
You are able to embody leadership from a place of wholeness rather than separation. And this unlocks your power and unique gifts to grow both the human experience of your team and the valuable outcomes they create.
You grow in your own mastery of Scrum, so you can bring new insights and creativity to your teams and the wider organization.
You feel more confidence, ease, and flow in navigating complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity, and rapid change. And you bring this leadership into everything you do.
Focus #1 - Leverage my Model for Agility Enablement.
This is the model I use with EVERY coaching client - no matter their work type, industry, or experience level.
This is a single model to rule them all, Because simplicity is so important when dealing with complexity.
Over the 8 weeks, we will deepen our understanding of each of the 4 Dimensions: Product Value, Team Identity, Team Process, and the Organization.
You will be able to start leveraging the model immediately to increase transparency, get to the root causes of challenges, and enable emergent solutions.
And I will teach you how to use my model in any context, and you will be able to apply this for all future endeavors.
Focus #2 - Navigate the choices of a Scrum Master.
Scrum Masters are often taught there are different stances to take and specific skills they must grow in order to best serve their team. I prefer the phrase "choices to navigate" - you will learn why in Week 1. Scrum Masters need to determine when and how to teach, to facilitate, to coach, to consult or advise, to take action, to use a heavy touch or a light touch, to intentionally do nothing - just let the team figure it out.
In this program, we will come to a more intuitive understanding of how these skills and choices are interconnected and manifest themselves in how we show up as a servant leader.
During the time between calls, you will have space to process your experience.
This SCRUM MASTER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM is for you if ...
You are an experienced Scrum Master with a solid foundation in Scrum and an agile mindset. You are a lifelong learner, always seeking to be a better Scrum Master (and human). But you are ready to step off the hamster wheel of "collecting" learning. You want a transformational experience that will help you create more impact while experiencing more ease, confidence, and flow.
You know what servant leadership is on an intellectual level. You strongly connect with the values and principles, and you try to live into it every day. But it feels really hard, and it keeps getting harder in the face of more complex challenges. You feel like there is more to it that has been beyond your grasp. And you are craving that deeper level of understanding of servant leadership, that shift in your orientation to the world.
You are ready to break through old paradigms and limiting beliefs that are holding you (and the world) back from creating thriving futures. You want to cultivate openness and curiosity, creativity and innovation.
You know that transparency is a Scrum Master's greatest tool, and you want to learn how to increase the depth and breadth of transparency to what's happening now and what is wanting to emerge.
You love experiential learning and are willing to dive deep into generative dialogue with others to explore and create meaning together.
You want spaciousness, guidance, and support to truly integrate your learning into your regular habits, ways of thinking, and intuitive wisdom.
This program is NOT for people who want to learn as many practices and tools as possible. Yes, we will learn tools, but they are secondary to the experience. It's about quality and outcomes, not quantity and activity.
Expand your awareness, bringing in more information and wisdom to create from and let guide you.
See through the noise into what’s really going on, moving beyond the symptoms of problems and getting to the root causes.
Feel more confidence and ease in your decisions and actions, as well as your ability to navigate any situation.
Experience leadership that embodies wholeness, integration, and interconnectedness rather than separation and fragmentation. And when you feel that difference, it all comes together.
Grow in your own mastery of Scrum, experiencing new insights and a-ha moments you can immediately begin applying and will continue to apply to your future endeavors.
Experience deeper level of connection to what servant leadership means for you, so you can begin to make the inner shifts necessary to create the outer impact you want to have.
Be seen as and truly feel like a change agent.
Carry this experience with you beyond the 8 weeks, and keep reaching new levels of understanding and embodiment of your leadership.
Feel proud of the impact you have on others. You will leave the people and teams you work with happier, more confident, and more resilient.
I am living proof of a Scrum Master who stumbled into my calling to servant leadership, followed the bread crumbs, fully committed to the journey, created a life that allows me to do the work I love. And I am now on a mission to help others in their own unique servant leadership journey.
Like you, I wanted to create more impact. I wanted to influence change - in the hearts and minds of people, in unleashing the creative potential of self-organizing collaborative teams, and in the organizations that are shaping our world. And that bigger change starts with each and every one of us tapping into and fully expressing our servant leadership capabilities.
When I first became a Scrum Master, I experienced frustration with myself, my team members, and stakeholders in the wider organization. I wanted to see faster improvement, more ownership, better collaboration, and about 100 other things. I thought I needed to learn as many agile theories, practices, tools, and case studies as fast as possible to be a better Scrum Master.
Gradually, I started to realize that there was something deeper to this servant leadership thing. In fact, servant leadership is everything.
How I show up as a servant leader informs how I leverage any theories, practices, and tools that I learn. My orientation as a servant leader guides my choices and the wide range of skills I need to leverage as a Scrum Master.
There are many layers to my servant leadership journey, and I believe we each need to discover our own path. In the words of A. Machado, "Wanderer there is no path. You lay a path in walking." Some major milestones and influences in my journey include becoming a Steward of the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Curriculum for Scrum.org, entrepreneurship, Brené Brown's work, and investing in transformational experiences with Co-Active Training Institute (CTI).
What I have learned along the way is that the key to jump starting this servant leadership journey is to EXPERIENCE IT. And I don't just mean once. I mean repeatedly. You need to be immersed in it, and you need to be given the space and support to process the experience. You need to have a guided dialogue to help you unpack what you are observing and feeling. That is what I am offering you - the ability to experience me doing what I do best and go behind the scenes with me.
This is why I created Scrum Master: Evolution.
I chose the word "evolution" because this is not about becoming someone different or being "better." This is about becoming MORE of ourselves and MORE integrated with our world. This is truly the superpower that helps us navigate complexity, unpredictability, and change to create the impact we want to have in a deeper and broader way.
This journey is something that has continued to serve me as I gain greater influence and create larger impacts. I have learned how to stay creative in a reactive world. I feel more ease and flow in how I show up and serve the people I work with. I am better at creating environments that enable emergence. I am more patient, trusting in the unfolding. I am more resilient and innovative in the face of failure and chaos. And I believe that individuals have the ability to create thriving futures for our world.
I am a licensed Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), and I have taught over 1,300 students on 5 continents. I have been a Steward of the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Curriculum since 2016, helping to improve and evolve the course while maintaining the integrity of Ken Schwaber's vision. I have over 15 years of experience as a Scrum Master, Coach, Project Manager, and Trainer. I have completed the 5-course Co-Active Coaching Training Program and am currently part of the Co-Active Leadership Program. I am also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). I am the co-author of the book Mastering Professional Scrum, recently published by Pearson Addison-Wesley as part of the Scrum.org's Professional Scrum Series.
Are you ready to unlock your power as a servant leader to grow thriving teams and create thriving futures?
The first cohort runs April through May.
Since cohorts are small, enrollment will be opened up to waitlist members first.
Note that future cohorts may have a different structure which may impact the cost because this program will evolve with feedback and new understanding - empiricism!
This is yet to be determined. There will likely be some one-on-one sessions included in the program with an option to purchase additional sessions with me during the timeframe of the program at a deep discount.
AND keep in mind that the cohorts are small, and our group calls are designed to include plenty of space for debriefs, so we can process and integrate the learning and insights.
There will be no more than 6 members in your cohort . I intentionally am keeping the cohorts of this leadership program small so that everyone can feel seen, heard, and supported.
Having 2 hours for each call and keeping the participants limited will create the space we need.
There will be no refunds for this program given the limited number of seats, the timeframe, and the format.
I will be having a short call to interview any potential member before they are invited to register. This ensures there is a good fit and a clear understanding of what the program is about, what is included, and what is not included. This also helps create a safe and inclusive container for everyone in the cohort, so we can be open, honest, and vulnerable.
Experience is important, but simply stating a minimum number of years of experience is meaningless in determining your understanding and readiness for this program.
If you have taken a Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training or other equivalent training, and what you have read about this program deeply resonates with you, then you are likely ready for this program. Part of the enrollment process includes a short conversation to help ensure you are ready and that this is the right program for you. So go ahead and sign up, and we will figure it out together.
If you have past experience in the Scrum Master role and want to apply a servant leadership approach in how you show up as an Agile Coach, you can still leverage what you learn in this program. Leadership skills are important well beyond the Scrum Master role.
Calls will be recorded and made available to the entire cohort. However, you are strongly encouraged to attend the calls live - because this is where the magic happens. And you are a part of co-creating that magic :-)
The calls will be recorded. And as much as we want to have the full group present for the live discussion, I also realize that life happens.
If you know before we start that you're going to have to miss one call, not that big of a deal. If you know you're going to miss more than one call, maybe a future cohort will be better for you.
And of course, you may run into an unplanned situation that requires you to miss a call as well. We will all trust that everyone is doing the best they can to make it to the entire 2-hour calls. There will be no judgement if you have to miss a call.
Two hours a week is really all you have to commit - the weekly calls are all that is required to get the benefits.
The "work" you do between the weekly calls is really just about being aware and applying the insights you've gained in your day-to-day. I will offer specific ideas and ways to intentionally deepen your awareness and put your insights into action, but I don't consider this additional work - it's going to be integrated into the work you already do as a Scrum Master.
I have intentionally designed this to be a lightweight program. It's less about consumption and more about integration.
Nope. This is an immersive Scrum Master Leadership Program. This is not stuff you can take a multiple choice test on.
Yep! There is a scholarship program because diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential for growing a thriving world. Email email@example.com to apply.
Scrum Master: Evolution kicks off the first week of April and runs through May. AND I CAN'T WAIT!
As the cohort comes together, we will find the call schedule that best works for the group.
If this timing is too soon for you, but you definitely want to join a future Scrum Master: Evolution cohort, go ahead and secure your spot on the waitlist NOW. I will open the doors as future cohorts are scheduled to the waitlist members first.
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